[webkit-gtk] FTL-JIT LLVM
manuel.selva at inria.fr
Sun Nov 27 06:36:04 PST 2016
Hi Adrian, hi Michael,
Thank your for your quick answers.
We are looking for an LLVM based version to investigate parallelization
opportunities using existing tools based on LLVM such as in the
following research work:
the 2.11.2, 2.11.3 and 2.11.4 releases of WebKit and let you know.
On 26/11/2016 14:03, Adrian Perez de Castro wrote:
> On Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:25:54 -0600, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2016-11-25 at 23:06 +0100, Manuel Selva wrote:
>>> 4 tiers and based on LLVM ?
>> There was not actually ever any stable release that used LLVM. The LLVM
>> dependency was added during the 2.12 development cycle but removed
>> before the 2.12.0 release because the LLVM FTL backend was obsoleted by
>> the B3 (bare bones backend) earlier than we expected. B3 handles the
>> much faster than LLVM can, as LLVM needs more features than
>> developers on webkit-dev@ if you're interested.)
> There's also a nice post in the WebKit blog about the B3 backend:
> Michael is right, and you should use a released version of WebKitGTK+ (none
> of which need LLVM), unless you have a very strong reason to use one of the
> development snapshots. And even in that case, you would be probably in a
> better spot by making your code work with the most recent stable release
> because it contains significant improvements and security fixes.
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